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Chiropractic is a healthcare profession that focuses on diagnosing, treating and preventing mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The emphasis of treatment is manual therapy, including spinal manipulation and other joint and soft tissue manipulation.

Treatment can include exercises, and health and lifestyle counselling.

Back pain can affect anyone at any age. In the UK, back pain can affect 30% of the adult population each year.

Neck pain can be isolated to the neck or can include pain referred into one or both upper limbs. Neck pain and back pain are the biggest causes of ill health across all ages in the UK.

Joint pain can have causes other than arthritis. Swelling, pain or stiffness in a joint are key indicators.

Headache disorders (recurrent headaches) are the most common disorders of the nervous system affecting an estimated 50% of the adult population at least once a year.

Soft tissue injuries are the most common injury. Lower limb and ankle sprains are the most common of the soft tissue injuries, followed by upper limb and neck.

Pain is the most common symptom of osteoarthritis and can have a significant impact on quality of life. The knee is the most common site for osteoarthritis, followed by the hip, hands and wrists.

There are about 230 mobile/semi-mobile joints in the body. Our joints and muscles evolved to operate efficiently for certain activities. When standing with ‘good posture’ our body is operating in balance to maximum efficiency with minimal effort. ‘Poor posture’ is when we are using our muscles and joints outside their ideal position.

After back pain and neck pain, shoulder pain is the next most common reason for someone to seek help. Rotator cuff tendon problems, shoulder arthritis and acromioclavicular joint problems all cause shoulder pain.

Tennis elbow is the most common cause of persistent elbow pain. While Golfer’s elbow isn’t as common, it is the most common cause of pain on the inside of the elbow.